Dallas Stars Daily Links: On to the Bubble!
The Stars have arrived in Edmonton — hockey is almost upon us! Plus, final thoughts from training camp, an ugly split between the Arizona Coyotes and John Chayka, and more.
The Dallas Stars are done with training camp. Joel L’Esperance, Rhett Gardner, Dillon Heatherington, and Colton Point were the sole cuts from camp, leaving the following thirty-one players on the final roster:
The NHL released official rosters for all 24 teams returning to play. The Stars roster is what Jim Nill said it would be yesterday. pic.twitter.com/Aj5SM8SK3j— Matthew DeFranks (@MDeFranks) July 26, 2020
Those players have already left for Edmonton, where they’ll begin their isolated life in the NHL bubble. The players made sure to bring everything they need for the upcoming weeks, which includes, apparently, monitors:
Yesterday Stephen Johns told us we’d see a lot of monitors on the team flight... he wasn’t wrong pic.twitter.com/b1HGwIjubQ— Sean Shapiro (@seanshapiro) July 26, 2020
Just three days until the Stars scrimmage the Nashville Predators, and just one day until we see scrimmages for other teams. Get excited, y’all.
Sean Shapiro offers his final thoughts on training camp and answers some reader questions:
Final observations from training camp, plus answers to your Stars questions https://t.co/mh9p2EN65h— Sean Shapiro (@seanshapiro) July 26, 2020
The Seguin-Hintz-Gurianov line is dead. Long live Benn-Seguin-Gurianov:
"He’s our best player, get him the puck. We tried it." https://t.co/mWMlHB78JQ— Matthew DeFranks (@MDeFranks) July 26, 2020
Around the League
The biggest news from the weekend was Arizona Coyotes General Manager John Chayka stepping down from his role as GM. The Coyotes released a scathing press release, as they don’t seem to be too happy about it:
NHL source: ‘John Chayka is a liar and a quitter.’— Craig Morgan (@CraigSMorgan) July 26, 2020
The latest from AZ Coyotes Insider:https://t.co/OTKuM3KOeW
So what happened? Elliotte Friedman was able to provide some context:
Chayka, Coyotes...Commissioner? https://t.co/6LtRHA5MPh— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) July 26, 2020
Only in the NHL would teams be fine with their players hitting each other and getting in each other’s faces but question the sanitation of shaking hands:
What will happen to the NHL playoff handshake line during the pandemic? | @FlutoShinzawahttps://t.co/muknxVTBtQ— The Athletic NHL (@TheAthleticNHL) July 26, 2020
Chicago Blackhawks goaltender missed the beginning of training camp due to testing positive for COVID-19. Thankfully, he is now healthy and has since made his return:
Corey Crawford is 'excited to be back' as team prepares for qualifying series against Oilershttps://t.co/1uapED2CMS— Hockey Night in Canada (@hockeynight) July 25, 2020
Finally, how will the playoffs shake out this year? The Athletic crew offers their opinions:
Who will win the Cup?— The Athletic NHL (@TheAthleticNHL) July 27, 2020
Which team is the most overrated?
Our hockey writers share their thoughts as we reveal the results of our predictions for the 2020 Stanley Cup playoffs.https://t.co/XbkWgoGD8Z